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AACC Applauds Introduction of Legislation That Will Renew Crucial Pediatric Medical Testing Initiative

Today, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., and Michael Simpson, R-Idaho. This bipartisan bill is also expected to be introduced...
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AACC Honors 2019 Award Winners for Advancing Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 AACC and AACC Academy Awards. Through this annual awards program, AACC and its...
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AACC Calls on Congress to Fund CDC Effort to Improve Pediatric Medical Testing

In a letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, AACC and 19 other major healthcare organizations urged Congress to provide funding so that the Centers for Disease...
15-Mar-2019 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Current Legal Cannabis Driving Limits in U.S., Europe Are Ineffective According to Breaking Research in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry Journal

New findings, published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal, add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that no legal driving limit for cannabis can catch impaired recreational users without unfairly penalizing unimpaired regular or...
14-Mar-2019 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Media Advisory - Briefing: Improving Children’s Health Through Better Laboratory Testing

Healthcare providers depend on lab test results to help them diagnose and determine the most effective treatments for children—especially when treating children who are too young to communicate their symptoms. Join AACC and leading experts in...
25-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sepsis Kills More People Than Heart Attacks; New Tests in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine January Issue Could Help Rein In This Deadly Condition

In this special Sepsis Issue, AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine highlights the cutting-edge clinical tests that laboratory medicine experts are developing to combat sepsis, a life-threatening condition that kills more people in the...
2-Jan-2019 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Treating Low Hormone, High Oxidant Levels in Men Could Prevent Miscarriages

A first-of-its-kind study indicates that male partners of women with recurrent pregnancy loss have reduced sperm quality caused by impaired reproductive hormone production and high oxidant levels. This research, published in the Men’s Health Issue...
2-Jan-2019 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Studies Find That Transgender Hormone Therapy Is Less Risky Than Birth Control Pills

Novel studies published in the Men’s Health Issue of AACC’s journal Clinical Chemistry suggest that hormone therapy for transgender people increases the risk of blood clots less than birth control pills and does not increase the risk of...
2-Jan-2019 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Frontiers in Genomic Engineering, Oncofertility, Public Health, and the Digital Health Revolution to Be Explored at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

At the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo—the premier global conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine—visionaries in the field will illuminate the pioneering research and technology paving the way for better clinical...
30-Jul-2017 2:00 PM EDT

Exact Replication of Cancer Studies May Speed Development of Improved Cancer Drugs

In response to rising concern that many published scientific results may be false, the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology set out to replicate findings from the 50 most cited cancer studies from 2010–2012. A perspective in AACC’s Clinical...
15-Mar-2017 12:15 PM EDT

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Adhesives Research to Present on Hydrophilic Adhesive Technologies at AACC 2016

Expert Herb Hand will be presenting on Adhesives Research's hydrophilic technologies on Tues, Aug. 2 and Wed, Aug. 3.
29-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Media Briefing and Q&A with Leading Researchers on Zika Virus and Diagnostic Testing

Leading researchers will discuss the global impact and role of diagnostic testing for the Zika virus as well as how the timing of infection affects pregnancy and newborns at a media briefing in advance of the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting &...
27-Jul-2016 8:45 AM EDT

CDC Official to Advise Labs on Testing Patients for Ebola Now That First Case of Deadly Virus Has Been Confirmed in the U.S.

Now that the Ebola virus has arrived in the U.S., the ability of clinical laboratories to quickly identify patients who need treatment and require isolation will play a critical role in preventing an outbreak. To help labs prepare for this, AACC...
2-Oct-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Early Alzheimer’s Blood Test Co-Developer to Discuss How the Test Could Be the First Step in Developing Treatments to Halt or Slow Alzheimer’s at 2014 AACC Annual Meeting

In March of this year, a team of Georgetown University scientists published research showing that, for the first time ever, a blood test has the potential to predict Alzheimer’s disease before patients start showing symptoms. AACC is pleased to...
23-May-2014 9:40 AM EDT

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